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It's illegal to employ immigrants without documents. But through voluntary work programs in detention centers, the federal government employs thousands of undocumented immigrants. "The government, which forbids everyone else from hiring people without documents, has effectively become the biggest employer of undocumented immigrants in the country," says Carl Takei, an attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project.

The pay for an eight hour shift in a detention center is $1 a day, or roughly 13 cents an hour.

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Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox
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The City of Albany has a new police chief. Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other local officials gathered Wednesday at City Hall as Brendan Cox was officially sworn in as the capital city’s new chief. The 21-year veteran of the force was unanimously confirmed Monday by the Albany Common Council as the 24th police chief. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses additional charges against former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Obama, and another presidential candidate.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 22, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and cooler with lower humidity today. A passing shower possible in the mountains.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the mid to upper 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 70's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick about the 25% tax credit that lured Disney to produce "Newsies" in Schenectady that didn't go into effect until January 1st, more than two months after they were done producing the show. 



In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees edged Baltimore 3-2, Houston won against Boston 8-3, Seattle topped Detroit 11-9, the Angels blanked Minnesota 7-0, and it was Toronto over Oakland 7-1.

In the National League, the Mets bested Washington 7-2, the Cubs slid past Cincinnati 5-4 in 13 innings, Atlanta edged the Dodgers 4-3, Miami blanked Arizona 3-0, and it was San Francisco.

In interleague play, Tampa Bay edged Philadelphia 1-0, Milwaukee topped Cleveland 8-1, Kansas City beat Pittsburgh 3-1, St. Louis bested the White Sox 8-5, and it was Texas over Colorado 9-0.

The Declaration of Independence says "all men are created equal."

It took a civil war to show it really meant all men, and generations more to make it all men and women.

Now a small town in Spain has taken another step.

The town council of Trigueros de Valle declared all residents are born equal.

That includes pets.

"A resident, whether human or non-human, is entitled to respect," the council decreed.

Bullfighting is out. It's not clear if dogs and cats get to vote.

In A Hurry, Queen Elizabeth Goes Off Road

Jul 22, 2015

Being the queen apparently doesn't exempt one from being what we all are at times: an impatient driver.

Queen Elizabeth was driving to church through the park leading out of Windsor Castle. And she just couldn't pause for a family that was out for a Sunday stroll and blocking her way

So, reports The Telegraph, the queen veered onto the grass.

Though perhaps unlike the rest of us, the queen smiled and waved as she passed the startled family.

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